A.P. Tureaud American Inn of Court End-of-Year Ethics and Professionalism CLE for a Cause – December 13, 2022

SCLAHS once again co-sponsored with the A.P. Tureaud American Inn of Court and the Law Library of Louisiana the annual end-of-the year CLE for a Cause, back again in-person, which included 1.0 hour each of continuing legal education in Ethics and Professionalism.

Professionalism Personified: The Life and Times of Pascal F. Calogero, Jr.

The professionalism presentation illustrated how Louisiana’s professionalism codes and standards, for lawyers and judges, were personified and exemplified in the life and work of late Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. (1931-2018).


E. Phelps Gay is a special partner and former managing partner of Christovich & Kearney, LLP. He is incoming Chair of the Louisiana Supreme Court Historical Society and a proud long-time member of the A.P. Tureaud American Inn of Court.

Sandra A. Vujnovich was appointed Judicial Administrator by the Louisiana Supreme Court in March, 2014. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Judiciary Commission of Louisiana. Sandra has worked at the Louisiana Supreme Court since 1995, serving as Executive Counsel to three Chief Justices: Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson (2013-2014), Chief Justice Catherine D. Kimball (2009-2013), and Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr. (1996-2008).

Timothy F. Averill served in several roles during his 23-year tenure with the Supreme Court of Louisiana, including as Judicial Administrator, Chief Deputy Judicial Administrator/General Counsel, and law clerk for then-Associate Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Jr.

Reflections on Buck v. Bell: What Have We Learned?

The ethics program used a concrete historical example of a truly unethical case, Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927) (the infamous forced sterilization case) to teach participants about the importance of following modern ethical rules.


Dr. Derek Warden currently serves as a career law clerk to Justice Piper Griffin on the Louisiana Supreme Court. He has published dozens of law review articles across the nation focusing on disability rights and constitutional law. Prior to joining the Louisiana Supreme Court, he worked on federal and state complex litigation, including multiple disability rights class actions.